Top Destinations for Canadians: Favourite Hotspots


Everyone loves to travel, no matter where we live, but it’s interesting to learn where Canadians’ favourite holiday hotspots are and, with the help of and Statistics Canada, we can! Are you planning a vacation this year or next? Whether you choose to stay in Canada or head further afield, if you’re an American Express Platinum Canada cardholder, you could benefit from Membership Rewards when you fly, book a hotel or hire a car, collecting points as you go.

With the USA just across the border, it’s no wonder Canadians love to spend their time visiting cities in the US, including Las Vegas and San Francisco on the west coast and Atlantic City, New Jersey in the east. While these are relatively close to home, there are plenty of hotspots in Europe and Asia too, helping us to expand our horizons and see as much of the world as we can, when we can.

Hong Kong

While it may be a little further away, this Asian cosmopolitan city is definitely worth seeing. Business travellers may use it as a hub for their work, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be full of leisure activities too, including the Kowloon Walled City (largely remnants of the South Gate of this Chinese military fort), Hong Kong Disneyland and Victoria Peak (where you can see for miles around).


If you’re planning a visit to Europe, a stop in the Italian capital is a must if you’re a lover of ancient history and cultural attractions. From the mysterious Vatican City, where the Pope lives and home to the Sistine Chapel – a Michelangelo masterpiece – to the renowned Colosseum that still stands proud today, after being built 5000 years ago, Rome has something for everyone to immerse themselves in (including some pretty tasty ice cream!)


This incredibly romantic capital is a must-see if you’re heading to Europe for a vacation. While you don’t need to spend days on end here, a couple to see the sights, including the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral, would mean being able to tick a couple of things off your list of things to see.


While you’re in Europe, it’d be a shame not to visit the capital of England – London. From the West End theatre productions to the museums and galleries that the city is host to, there’s something for everyone here. Don’t forget the iconic sights either – Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey to name but a few!

Travel a little further next year to see some far-out places away from Canadian shores – you won’t be disappointed.


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